Posted by: Jing Lasaleta | November 12, 2009

MAYOR ARCADIO H. GORRICETA, WESTERN VISAYAS REGIONAL LAUNCHING AND SEMINAR-WORKSHOP GUEST SPEAKER

          The Municipal Mayor of Pavia, Hon. Arcadio H. Gorriceta was the guest speaker of  Western Visayas Regional Launching and Seminar-Workshop at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo City held on November 11, 2009.

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           The said launching was organized by Transparency International-Philippines,  Civil Service Commission and the United Nations Development Program in coordination with the University of the Philippines – Visayas with the theme “ Building Integrity in Democratic Governance by Enhancing the Culture of Patriotism and Good Citizenship “.

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           Mayor Gorriceta, in his speech pointed out the essence of integrity, honesty and transparency in the field of public service. He also pointed out that the different school buildings and millions of pesos worth of donations for public facility given to the municipality of Pavia does not mean that Pavia is lucky enough rather many are willing to donate because they know that Pavianhons together with Mayor Gorriceta knows how to take good care of their donations and maintain it.

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          Mayor Gorriceta ontensibly illustrate a situation on how Pavia had overcome the June 21, 2008 “ Typhoon Frank “ tragedy and how Pavianhon rise again in just a short span of time. Pavia was the hardest-hit town in the Province of Iloilo, 45% of houses were totally damaged, 89% of families were affected, 16 were dead and 2 are still missing persons, 9 out of 12  schools and 16 out of 18 were totally submerged in floodwater . Barely 45 days after flood Pavia totally recovered from the tragedy. All destroyed computer sets in different schools were replaced. 

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          The guest speaker also stressed-out that the fundamental value of honesty can be expound in 3 basic guidelines: DO NOT TELL A LIE, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT MAKE PROMISES THAT YOU CAN NOT KEEP. That, these guidelines should be inculcate in our lives. Moreover, he added that we should make it as a requirement not only for our families but also for our friends. Most especially we should make these guidelines as our criteria when we are selecting people who present themselves to be our leaders.

          Lastly, Mayor Gorriceta asked to join with him to spread the crusade of honesty, integrity and dedicated service.

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